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Jeff Parmet (DisputeSoft)

Jeff Parmet (DisputeSoft)

12505 Park Potomac Avenue
Suite 475

Potomac, Maryland 20854

Phone(301) 251-6182
Fax (240) 465-4442

Website www.disputesoft.com
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DisputeSoft specializes in litigation consulting and expert testimony services in information technology-related disputes involving software project failure, copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and patent infringement. E-discovery and computer forensics are core disciplines used to support these substantive practice areas. We apply our years of information technology experience to the investigation, analysis and reporting of findings and opinions in disputes to help our clients address the complex technical issues needed to cost-effectively resolve such disputes.

Services

DisputeSoft, litigation consulting firm, provides software failure experts, software misappropriation experts, computer forensics experts and electronic discovery experts to assist firms in resolving challenging IT issues that arise in such disputes. We understand the needs of clients involved in information technology-related disputes, such as:

Software Project Failure – To determine the cause(s) of software project failure we conduct system testing, analyze source code, review the project record, interview fact witnesses, and perform specific analyses as applicable (e.g., a delay claim may require that we perform CPM analysis). We are also able to assess the feasibility of corrective action plans for failed or failing software projects.

Copyright, Trade Secret and Patent Disputes – Analyzing software code and data for patterns and similarities, our team of software misappropriation experts determines whether source code and data support or refute evidence of copyright or trade-secret violations. In patent-infringement cases involving software patents, we routinely review the claims-in-issue, the patent specifications, and file history as well as the accused software and prior art to produce claim charts relating to prior art, proposed claim construction, validity/invalidity and infringement/non-infringement.

Electronic Discovery – We assist counsel in devising and executing cost-effective strategies for recovering needed electronically stored information (ESI). Our proprietary e-Sift™ tools can vastly reduce the volume of discoverable material that must undergo litigation support processing and attorney review.

Computer Forensics – Our team of certified forensic examiners is highly adept at recovering deleted and lost files – we can retrieve even the most difficult-to-find digital evidence in accordance with applicable standards needed for admissibility.


Litigation Support Services

DisputeSoft is dedicated to meeting your litigation consulting needs, whether for a computer software failure expert, an internet litigation expert, an electronic discovery expert, a software copyright infringement expert, or a software trade secret misappropriation expert. You can count on DisputeSoft to provide independent analysis, advice and as required, expert testimony on a range of computer software and internet-related issues.

Offices in New York and Washington, DC:
NY: 57 W. 57th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (646) 416-7990
Fax: (646) 416-8001

DC: 12505 Park Potomac Ave., Suite 475
Potomac MD 20854
Phone: (301) 251-6182
Fax: (240) 465-4442

Areas of Expertise

Profile

Jeff Parmet is a widely respected IT dispute resolution specialist (as well as a non-practicing attorney and member of the State Bar of California). Jeff serves DisputeSoft clients in the capacity of software failure expert, software intellectual property expert, Internet/E-commerce expert, or computer forensic and electronic discovery expert, depending on the requirements of the particular matter.

Jeff has been involved in resolving more than 100 software disputes, and has served as a computer software expert witness in critical and high-profile cases on numerous occasions. The hallmark of Jeff’s practice is independent and objective technical consulting services leading to advice and/or expert witness testimony involving information technology.

With 40 years’ experience in the IT field (including 21 with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, whose IT-dispute practice he led until his retirement from the firm in 2003), Jeff represents plaintiffs and defendants & software developers and customers alike. He has been designated as a software expert in federal and state court, as well as in arbitrations and mediations. He has served as a court-appointed neutral expert and presented in numerous IT programs for lawyers.

Jeff’s 40 years’ experience in information technology includes software development and testing, project management, and systems integration. His experience includes the full life-cycle of software development from business requirements definition to functional and technical specifications to system design, development, testing, deployment and licensing. He has worked as a project manager on software development projects both large and small using a variety of software engineering, project management and costing methodologies. He has led implementations and evaluations of many types of software applications such as ERP, HR, accounting, financial management, insurance claims processing and customer care. He has worked extensively with leading HR and ERP software products such as SAP and Oracle, as well as with large custom systems. His industry experience includes retail, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, government, utilities, emergency response and automotive, among others. He has negotiated numerous software license, software services, and software maintenance agreements.

Consulting Practice

US, Canada. For other jurisdictions, please inquire. Offices in New York and Washington, DC: NY: 57 W. 57th Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10019 Phone: (646) 416-7990 Fax: (646) 416-8001 DC: 9920 Potomac Manors Dr. Potomac MD 20854S Phone: (301) 765-9674 Fax: (240) 465-4442 Email: Inquiries@disputesoft.com

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Professional Experience

DisputeSoft's experts have a considerable years of experience in applicable areas including:
- Software development/engineering
- Software license agreements
- Professional service agreements
- Software maintenance agreements
- Outsourcing agreements
- Computer forensics
- Project management
- Systems integration
- System failure
- System architecture
- Electronic discovery
- Litigation support

Experience in application software and systems domains such as:
- Financial/accounting systems (FAS)
- Customer relationship management (CRM)
- Enterprise resource planning (ERP)
- Claims administration/adjudication (CAS)
- Health Care/HIPAA
- Retail/merchandise planning
- Relational databases (RDBMS)
- Operating systems
- Network/security
- Programming languages
- Internet/domain names
- Applicable technical certifications


Legal Experience & Services

DisputeSoft specializes in information technology disputes involving software failure, intellectual property, computer forensics, and electronic discovery. We apply our years of information technology experience to the investigation, analysis and reporting of findings and opinions in disputes and investigations involving computers, data or software to help our clients address the complex technical issues needed to cost-effectively resolve such disputes. We serve our clients as consulting or testifying experts, as required. Attorneys and IT managers requiring expert assistance in the areas of software failure, intellectual property, computer forensics, and electronic discovery are invited to contact DisputeSoft for a private consultation.


Affiliations

American Bar Association - Litigation Section
- Computer and Internet Litigation Committee
- Science and Technology Committee
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Computer Law Association


Qualifications

Mr. Parmet has more than 40 years of experience in information technology with emphasis on software development and testing, project management, systems integration, and outsourcing. His experience includes the full lifecycle of software development from business requirements definition to functional and technical specifications to system design, development, deployment and licensing.

He has worked on software development projects both large and small using a variety of software engineering and project management methodologies. He has led implementations and evaluations of many types of software applications such as accounting, HR, ERP, financial management, insurance claims processing and customer care. Since 1996, he has served as a testifying expert on cases involving computer system implementation and service failures as well as intellectual property disputes. He is a frequent speaker on computer law issues such as e-discovery, computer forensics and failed system projects


Seminars & Training

Continuing Legal Education Seminars on Computer Forensics, Electronic Discovery and Software Failure Litigation are provided to law firms subject to availability on an expense-only basis. Please call to inquire about scheduling.


Publications

Books:

"Document Management of Large Cases." Litigation Services Handbook: The Role of the Accountant as Expert Witness (Price Waterhouse Edition). Peter B. Frank, Michael J. Wagner, Roman L. Weil. New York: Wiley, 1990. Chapter 4, Pages 55-85. (ISBN 0-52783-1)
"Document Management for Construction Litigation." Construction Litigation: Representing the Owner. Robert F. Cushman, Kenneth M. Cushman, Stephen B. Cook. Second Edition, New York: Wiley, 1990. Chapter 15, Pages 437-464. (ISBN 0-471-61914-0)

Articles:

"Challenging The Validity Of Software Copyright Registrations: The Deposit Copy Requirement," Submitted for publication, April 2012. Analytical techniques for software experts examining the validity of the copyright registrations, including: (1) the examination of copyright notice; (2) examination of source code file date; (3) examination of code comments; (4) keyword searches for later subject matter; (5) file path analysis; and (6) open source and previously copyrighted filtration.

"Protecting Intellectual Property during the Internet Age." What are the problems and solutions relating to digital IP protection? This article, published in the July 2003 issue of Contract Management, provides an approach to preventing digital IP loss through employment of best practices and application of appropriate technologies, as well as strategies for responding to misappropriated or misused IP. Mr. Parmet draws from his experience as an Internet expert witness.

Presentations:

16-18 January 2003 Electronic Discovery and Computer Forensics presentation at the ABA Section of Litigation's Environmental Litigation Committee CLE Seminar in Snowmass, Colorado.
3-4 October 2002 Mock Trial computer expert witness at the Computer Law Association (CLA) Conference on "Advanced Issues in IT Law 2002" in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Parmet was also a developer of the case study for this full mock trial on a complex computer system failure.


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